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Links

Here are some links to a range of websites that should be of use if you want to find out what other Community companies are doing or if you want to start up your own group or raise funding etc.  If you have any ideas for further links then please do let us know, thank you.

 

Links and ideas from other Community Companies

Development Trusts Association Scotland http://www.dtascot.org.uk/

 

Funding

Leader funding http://www.scotland.gov.uk/topics/farmingrural/srdp/leader

National Rural Network http://www.ruralgateway.org.uk

Social Investment fund http://www.socialinvestmentscotland.com/about-us/

HIE http://www.hie.co.uk/

Highland Opportunities http://www.highland-opportunity.com/

Various Community Funds http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/regeneration/communityfunds

 

Energy Saving

Energy Saving Trust http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland

Speaking to an Energy Saving Trust Advisor   http://www.greenerscotland.org/warm-homes/

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/Insulation/Energy-performance-certificates

Finding an EPC Assessor  http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/Building/Building-standards/enerperfor/epcorgprg

Making your home energy efficient http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Take-action/Improve-your-home

 

Setting up a new group or social enterprise

Get a free website for your group on the Stratherrick & Foyers Community network http://stratherrick.net/free-group-sites/

Top of a Google search http://www.entrepreneur.com/businessplan/index.html

Starting a social enterprise? http://www.hisez.co.uk/

Different types of Social enterprise https://www.gov.uk/set-up-a-social-enterprise

Writing your Constitution http://www.scvo.org.uk/setting-up-a-charity/write-your-constitution/